News Release

From the Presidential Spokesperson – On the unilateral ceasefire

The President announced last night a suspension of military operations (SOMO) from December 24, 2017 to January 2, 2018.

This unilateral ceasefire would lessen the apprehension of the public this Christmas season. We expect that the CPP-NPA-NDFP would do a similar gesture of goodwill.

As seconded by the Department of National Defense (DND), SOMO pertains only to military combat operations.

Christmas holds a special place in the hearts of our countrymen. In the observance of this occasion, we hope that all Filipinos would stand together as one nation and aspire for peace in our beloved Philippines.